Sister Marilyn Morman

Sister Marilyn Morman

Until the 1970s, Sister Marilyn Morman, O.P. was known as Sister Marie Ambrose. She was born in Chicago on July 12, 1932. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College, a master’s in English literature from Barry University and in educational administration from Florida State University and a doctorate in educational leadership form Florida State University.

In 1978, Barry hired Sister Marilyn as director of auxiliary enterprises and as an assistant professor in the School of Education. A year later, she was appointed secretary of the Barry Corp. and acting vice president for academic affairs. She later rose to the rank of full professor.

Sister Marilyn died on February 24, 1991. At the time of her death, she was serving as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the School of Adult and Continuing Education.

In 1991, the Sister Marilyn Morman Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues to honor Sister Marilyn and exist to provide financial assistance to students registered in the School of Adult and Continuing Education who evidence financial need and who are academically successful.